Got back from M on Thursday, and here is what we saw:
Albies busting on bait mon/tues morning for hours......3000 casts later, they were all swimming.
Saw very few fish caught , but did see guys walking around with fish, some large, during the daytime.
For us, all bass came well after dark on the beaches below the snack stand....and even though we had $1,000.00 worth of wood with us, ALL bass were caught on blurple bombers. All of 'em.
Sudsy is correct when he says that the Montauk Bakery ROCKS!!!!!! Place is fulla good stuff, remember, pay for your coffee first. For lunch, the deli right around the corner prepares some manly style sammiches. We ate pizza every night from the Pizza place right on the main drag just before you get to the bakery, and we waded out into the night shift with very full bellies.
We started most days with a coffee and something tasty from the bakery, and went to check out the town beaches pre-sunrise.....but on Thursday morning, we went straight to Hero to have a look around, a half hour later a very pretty surfcaster told us about the bass and blues blitz we had missed in town that morning, including the 40 that some lucky SOB weighed in.
We tried to get ahead of the fish, but came up empty.
M is beautiful, if you've never been, like I had, you can'i help but admire the scenery, here's a preview:
I thought we had planned our trip late enough to ensure cool weather and water, but I think you guys have a better chance of that than we got, so catch 'em up. I heard the wind was a factor the week previous, but for us the place was Lake Atlantic, low slow rollers coming in, they didb't have the energy to break, for the most part.
Oh Yeah, final tally for our trip,
Sean - 2 Bluefish and 2 Bass, he gets big fish - 31"
Ed - 5 Bass all under 31", with one 4 fish night (While Sean went fishless.....ouch)
Like I said, not the final results we would have hoped for, but we did not see anyone else bailing fish either....hope the planets align for you guys.